Prime Minister Viktor Yanukovych believes Ukraine will benefit from basement of the Russian BSF on its territory after 2017. A decision on prolongation of the Russian Black Sea Fleet on the territory of Ukraine after 2017 will be taken after Ukraine's benefits from it will be considered, Prime Minister Viktor Yanukovych told journalists. This process will be viewed under angle of political and economic relations with Russia, the Prime Minister said, Cabinet press office report.

Thus, Viktor Yanukovych actually echoed his statement of October 30, that the Government may agree to prolong the relevant contract with Russia in case Ukraine will be offered beneficial terms.

On November 1 President Viktor Yushchenko stated two reasons why prolongation of the agreement is impossible. This is the Constitution and a bipartite cooperation with Russia, envisaging dully pull out of the Russian Black Sea Fleet out of Ukraine's territory.

The Ukrainian Ministry of Foreign Affairs negatively reacted in the Prime Minster's statement.


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